Are You Using The Right Skincare For Your Skin?
Posted on February 07 2017
You can lather, buff and scrub all you like, but if you’re using the wrong products for your skin, you may never see results. Don’t waste time (and money) using products that don’t work for you. Your skin is a lifetime investment. Love the skin you’re in by learning how to choose the right skincare products.
Know Your Skin Type
There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to skincare. Knowing your skin type is essential for finding products that work for you. Certain products work for certain skin types. Just as you wouldn’t put Nutella on a salad (although that does sound oddly delicious), you shouldn’t put just any old product on your skin.
If you’ve learned this the hard way, you’ll understand why it’s so important. Oily skin types know to avoid rich moisturising creams unless they want to shine brighter than the sun all day. Dry skin types never skip their nourishing night creams to avoid waking up with flakes.
Understanding your skin type before you establish your daily skincare regime helps you decide what your skin needs to be healthy and look its best. The best way to determine your skin type is to visit a dermatologist or skin specialist.
Some common skin types include:
Once you know which category you fall into, you can find your perfect skincare routine. But don’t think once you’ve established a regime that you’re set for life (if only it was that easy!). As your skin type changes over time, it’s important to remember the products that your skin once responded to may no longer be suitable. You should update your skincare regime to suit your changing skin type and skin concerns to continue seeing results.
Identify Your Skin Concerns
From breakouts and scarring to ageing and pigmentation, you can find a product to target every skin woe. It’s amazing what a little tube of goo can do for your skin and your confidence (although we’re still waiting for the one that magically transforms us into Candice Swanepoel). Consider your main skin concerns and the conditions you’d like to address and look for products that suit your needs.
Some skincare ranges specialise in particular skin concerns, offering entire kits to complete your regime. By choosing a range that focuses solely on your skin concern, such as the Aspect Problem Skin Kit for acne-prone skin, or the Cosmedix Age Defy Kit for ageing skin, you can thoroughly treat your skin conditions every time you apply a product.
Understand Your Skincare’s Purpose
A lightweight daily moisturiser isn’t going to nourish your under eyes or combat fine lines, just like a cream wash isn’t going to exfoliate your dead skin cells. From cleansing and toning to providing UV protection, skincare products are formulated especially for a particular purpose, so be sure to find the right product for the right job.
Give Your Skin Time To Respond
Don’t expect to wake up with baby-smooth skin after just one use (we wish!). It can take weeks to experience visible results from your skincare products. Give your skin a chance to react, and assess the effects over time. Be consistent in using your products for best results.
With the right skincare products, you can enjoy beautiful, healthy skin that loves you back. Customise your perfect skincare regime by your skin type, concern or product purpose with Tina Kay Skincare today.